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Progesterone is an endogenous steroid and progestogen sex hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and embryogenesis of humans and other species.

Progesterone structure, image from PubChem

Alternative names

  • P4
  • Agolutin
  • Luteohormone
  • Crinone
  • Pregn-4-ene-3
  • 20-dione

Usage Notes

Primarily used for maturation of oocytes or for driving hormone inducible expression constructs.


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